Did you know you can safely and easily remove moles warts and skin tags with apple cider vinegar? It's fast and works amazingly well. In this post, I reveal the before and after photos showing how I removed a big mole on my leg using just apple cider vinegar.
My assistant also removed a couple of her moles using this technique and my husband removed a skin tag. I also removed a plantar wart on my daughter's foot, and a wart on my finger.
How to Remove Moles Warts and Skin Tags with Apple Cider Vinegar
Last summer, my daughter got plantar's wart on her foot. We removed it with apple cider vinegar. Then I got a wart on my finger (probably caught it from her — warts are very contagious). I was able to remove that wart within a few days with apple cider vinegar.
I wondered if apple cider vinegar would work on moles. There was a nasty mole on my thigh that had been there for almost a decade. After searching online, I found a few articles with before and after photos showing how to remove moles with apple cider vinegar. I decided to give it a shot.
Yeah, yeah, I know, you're supposed to get them checked. It turns out, according to one of my readers who works for a dermatologist, it was actually not a mole but rather seborrheic keratosis. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “…seborrheic keratosis is a common skin growth. It may look worrisome, but it is benign (not cancer)”.
That said, if you have moles, you should get them checked by a doctor to make sure they are not skin cancer.
And ugh!!! If you search “seborrheic keratosis” on Google Image search, some of those folks REALLY need to use some apple cider vinegar. Yuck!
How to Remove Moles Warts and Skin Tags with Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Put some raw (unpasteurized) apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball, cotton square or a cotton round.
2. Put the cotton ball on the mole, wart or skin tag.
3. Use a band-aid or medical tape to secure cotton ball over mole, wart or skin tag.
4. Leave the cotton ball on the mole for up to 8 consecutive hours each day. (I usually put it on before bed.)
5. Continue to do this each day as needed.
Some people say online that you need to scratch the moles with a needle or something sharp. I did not do that. All I did was apply the apple cider vinegar once per day and leave it on for at least a few hours, and up to 10 hours (overnight).
With the moles and skin tags, I applied the apple cider vinegar once daily on most days (some days I forgot) for about 10-14 days.
I have read other posts online from people saying they only put apple cider vinegar on their moles for a week or so. Since my mole was pretty big, I used the apple cider vinegar for about two weeks. And like I said, I didn't put it on every single day. I just applied the apple cider vinegar for as long as I felt like I needed to.
After that, I just left it alone and the skin where the mole used to be healed on its own.
With the warts, I only needed to apply the apple cider vinegar for a few days.
How I Removed My Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: My Before and After Photos
You can see from my photos what the mole looked like from the first day until today. It's been about a month since I started this process.
Some people say online that they got slight scarring. I didn't have any scarring. As you can see from the photos below, the place where my mole was still looks pink but there is no scar.
Note: none of my photos were retouched or changed in any way.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 1
This is my “before photo” — before I put the apple cider vinegar on the mole.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 2
You can see a little irritation where the bandages were, and you can see the mole starting to change colors. The grey spots in the outer areas are from the bandages.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 3
Parts of the mole is starting to turn darker.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 4
Parts of it are beginning to turn darker and flake off. I rubbed it slightly to brush off the flakes. I was very gentle and careful about this, though, because if I rubbed too hard on parts that weren't ready to come off, they would bleed.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 5
I was really trying not to pick at it but it was really hard not to. A big piece in the center fell off on this day.
I'm not an expert on this, but I think it's probably important to try not to pick, because I think that may cause scarring.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 6
At this point it was looking pretty nasty and I was worried it would grow back.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 9
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 13
You can see from this photo the skin is really starting to heal and look a lot better.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 14
I had just taken the cotton round off — you can see the outline on my leg.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 15
It was around this point that I stopped putting the apple cider vinegar on and just let the skin heal on its own.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 16
Almost no scabs left, but it's pretty pink and irritated looking.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 19
Not a lot of changes here… still pink but looks like its healing. Again, I was just leaving it alone.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 20
It stays pretty much the same for several days.
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 24
Removing a Mole with Apple Cider Vinegar: Day 30
This is what my skin looks like today. Amazing! I am so happy to be rid of that ugly, giant, nasty mole.
If anything changes or if it looks different, I'll post another photo in the future.
Will Apple Cider Vinegar Work For You to Remove Moles, Warts and Skin Tags?
I don't know if this will work for you — your results will vary. I did hear from some of my readers on my Facebook page that this method did work for them.
Here's a stunning photo from one woman who was able to remove a large mole near her eye…
Isn't that incredible? She said she had no scarring, but as I said above, others have reported minimal scarring.
If you have a mole, wart, or skin tag you would like to remove, you may want to give apple cider vinegar a try.
What Kind of Apple Cider Vinegar to Use to Remove Moles, Warts and Skin Tags
I used this brand of raw apple cider vinegar to remove my mole, warts, and my husband's skin tag.
You want to use apple cider vinegar that is either homemade or that is raw and unpasteurized. I am not sure if pasteurized vinegar will work.
Did Apple Cider Vinegar Work to Remove Your Moles, Warts or Skin Tags?
Please comment below if this worked for you.
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